Impressive exhibition raises Springhead Community Centre roof funds

EYE-CATCHING artwork filled Springhead Community Centre as local artists put on an impressive show to raise £670 in aid of a new roof.

Around 125 pieces of art were on display and sale at the Springhead Art Group annual Open Exhibition.

The week began with a ‘Brave’ previewparty, with entertainment from Mick Collins of the Hometowners and well-known artist Pete Stanaway, and food from caterers Megabites.

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Springhead Art Group members Pete Odgen and Helga Dobbs with their paintings and new member Janis Mellor (centre) holding the work by guest artist Hugh Winterbottom

Then locals flocked to see the exhibit over the next seven days, as well as trying their hand at art workshops and activities at the community centre.

The exhibition culminated with a raffle and prizes, with Best in the Show awarded to Pete Ogden for his tiger cub pastel ‘Anyone for play’.

Hugh Winterbottom’s acrylic painting ‘Big Wheel’ was second and Helga Dobbs’ ‘Aurora Borealis’ third.

Gill Lees, from Springhead Art Group, said: “Everyone created a great week, made more exciting by line dancing, bowls, whist, silk painting and table tennis groups.

“Thanks to the public and to Jack Buckley for giving us three of his prints to sell.

“We are proud that our free event raised £670 toward the essential roof refurbishment at Springhead Community Centre.”

For more information about the Springhead Art Group, contact Gill on 0161 652 5172.


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